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Linda's Biography

Linda Desaulniers practices primarily in the area of corporate and securities law with a focus on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and ongoing public company compliance. Her experience includes public and private financings, working on both the issuer’s side and the agent’s side, predominantly for companies in the mining industry but also for dynamic sectors such as biotech, technology, and financial services. Linda has represented and guided numerous companies through their initial public offerings and listing of their securities on stock exchanges in Canada. She has also represented various public and private companies in corporate merger transactions, including plans of arrangements, reverse take-overs, amalgamations, spin-outs, and restructurings.

Linda works with clients ranging from private start-ups to established public companies. No matter the size of the company or the complexity of the mandate, she takes an adaptive approach to secure the best possible solution. Working closely with clients’ financial and tax advisors, she provides her clients with the advice they need to successfully pursue their end goals.

Linda works with companies and entrepreneurs around the world, providing them with timely responses and strategic counsel. She regularly advises her corporate clients on their continuous disclosure obligations as well as providing ongoing corporate governance advice concerning the many obligations faced by public companies.

Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Linda was an associate at a corporate and securities law firm, specializing in securities law, with an emphasis on servicing emerging companies and venture capital corporations. She was called to the Bar in British Columbia 2001 and was called as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1990 where she practiced for five years before moving to Vancouver.

Linda's Notable Deals

Linda acted as counsel to:

  • Goldrush Resources Ltd. on its acquisition by a statutory plan of arrangement by First Mining Corp.
  • Nevada Copper Corp. on its C$4.6-million public offering of common shares
  • Kootenay Silver Inc. on its acquisition by a statutory plan of arrangement of Northair Silver Corp.
  • Tinka Resources Limited on its C$11 million over-subscribed brokered private placement led by GMP Securities LP
  • Northern Vertex Mining Corp on its C$7.35 million non-brokered private placement of convertible debentures
  • Bluestone Resources Inc. on its C$80 million subscription receipt brokered private placement and short form prospectus
  • Northern Vertex Mining Corp on its US$25 million private placement by Greenstone Resources L.P as a strategic investor
  • Sandwell Mining Ltd. in connection with its acquisition by way of an amalgamation of MBAC Opportunities & Financing Inc. concurrent financing of C$56 million and listing on the TSX
  • West Fourth Capital Corp. in connection with its qualifying transaction which resulted in the acquisition of a private BC forestry company by way of a statutory plan of arrangement and concurrent C$89 million financing
  • Element Lifestyle Retirement Inc. on its C$2.5 million non-brokered private placement of convertible debentures
  • Alamos Gold Inc. on its acquisition of the Agi Dagi and Kirazli gold projects in Turkey from Fronteer Development Corp and Teck Resources Limited for consideration payable in cash and shares of approximately C$69 million

Linda's Associations

  • Member, Securities Section and Business Law Section, Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
  • Member, Association of Women in Finance

Practice Areas

Education

  • LLB (Hons) University of East Anglia (1987)
  • National Committee on Accreditation – Certificate of Qualification (1999)

Bar Admissions

  • England and Wales, 1990
  • British Columbia, 2001

Recognitions